Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mentha piperita

Botanical name : Mentha piperita Linn
Family : Lamiaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Pootiha, Pudina, Rochani

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Katu,
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha, Teekshna
Virya : Ushna

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Peppermint
Hindi : Pudina
Malayalam : Puthina

PLANT DESCRIPTION
Aromatic annual herb, grows up to 60 cm. leaves are simple, opposite, and ovate or lanceolate. Flowers lilac colored seen in axillary whorls. Fruits nutlets.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, vata, amennorrhoea, dysmenorrhea, dental caries, jaundice and urinary retention.
Useful part : Leaves

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